Large spaces require innovative ways to keep the climate-controlled. Fans for industrial use can be utilized to augment your current solution for keeping your buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
High volume, low-speed fans are those with a 7-foot diameter or larger. These mechanical fans are designed to be used in large spaces like airplane hangars, manufacturing areas, warehouses and barns to create a more comfortable environment by moving the existing air. Most of these mechanical fans are mounted from the ceilings.
Most of us are familiar with the phrase, “warm air rises and cool air sinks.” We don’t need to know the science behind this statement to know it’s true. What these industrial fans do is reduce a phenomenon called ‘thermal stratification.’ That’s a fancy way of saying the fans move the air around to push the warmer air lower and pull the cooler air higher. In the winter, this warms the lower parts of your building to make it more comfortable for those inhabiting that building. The reverse is true for the summer as the fans stir the cooler air, creating an artificial breeze.
Why Use These Fans?
If your current large space only utilizes traditional HVAC units for heating and cooling, you are more than aware of your issues. For one, there are always hot or cold spots in your buildings. Industrial fans moving the air eliminates those, keeping your staff or animals more consistently comfortable. People work more efficiently when the ambient temperature is around 70 degrees. Moving the air also decreases humidity, another factor in decreasing worker productivity. Additionally, humidity can damage both your equipment and anything you have stored in your location.
Also, HVAC units are expensive. Adding industrial fans to keep the airflow moving helps because then your HVAC doesn’t work extra hard to keep the temperature steady. A typical HVAC unit will struggle to heat/cool larger spaces like gyms and distribution centers, especially with people moving around in them generating their own heat.
Once you’ve added industrial fans to your workspace, your HVAC units don’t have to work as hard. That saves you money. It also helps save the environment. By de-stratifying your large space, you lessen the workload of your current unit which, in turn, lessens its negative environmental impact. The fans use electricity which has a lower carbon footprint than your HVAC units.
Consider industrial fans as part of the solution for your heating and cooling needs.